May 24, 2014August 2, 2017 Sandbathing Dassies Let’s twist away, like we did last summer….. Inspired by this week’s photo challenge: Twist Share this:FacebookTwitterLike this:Like Loading... Related
25 thoughts on “Sandbathing Dassies”
That is so cute to watch, just like the birds sand bathing.
Yes! For spectators it’s a show!! Funny little creatures. Thanks for stopping by, Seeker.
What is it? Beaver?
Hi Lana, thanks for stopping by. It’s a Rock Hyrax, a mammal – not too unlike a rabbit, but actually related to elephant and manatee.
Ah okay. I’ve never heard of it. Thank you
What a great twist!
Thanks Jude 🙂
Hehe, the are enjoying life too, that is sweet.
🙂 a summer ritual! Classic to watch.
You’re too young to know that Chubby Checker song. 🙂
These dassies certainly have the moves 😉
Right!! They keep us amused, funny little creatures.
Super photos! I like the flow.. What kind of animal , sub-specie, is a dassy/ dassie?
🙂 thanks Rajiv – they’re Rock Hyrax, part of the elephant, manatee lineage. One can just wonder at the different evolutionary paths.
So cute, they look ecstatic 🙂
🙂 when it’s really hot in summer and the bugs bother them, they whirl away in that dust. I agree they do look quite ecstatic! They’re wonderful to watch, … and the guinea fowl – they also give quite a show.
🙂 WONDERFUL playful twist. You made my day now! 🙂
🙂 aren’t they just agile! They’re some of my favourite pictures.
They instantly put a big smile on my face! 🙂 Excellent captures, Liz.
Yes, they’re tough little blighters too!
Very cute and definitely twisty but what’s a dassie? 🙂
Hi Janet, they’re an interesting species of Rock Hyrax – and would you believe related to the elephant and manatee! These extraordinary little creatures adapt to quite harsh living conditions. Love it when they sandbathe!
This fellow knows how to have fun! Very nicely shot, Liz. Thanks for sharing 🙂
Makes for captivating subject matter – even better is watching guinea fowl sand bathing. Hilarious!